Placements, internships and insight experiences have seen a rise in recent years, where employers are looking for industrial experience undertaken during university. They are all useful additions that can enhance your CV and make you stand out when applying for graduate jobs. But what is the difference between them all, how do you apply for them and what will I gain from them?
There are many ways to apply for any of these experiences.
Most companies will expect you to be enrolled in a university course, to ensure that you are covered by the company's insurance policy.
Each sector differs but in most cases you will need to have a basic understanding of Microsoft Office and be capable of using a computer. Also, you will need to be able to communicate and write in standard English, if in the UK.
Evidently, you will need to be able to commute to your internship/placement/insight, whether driving, catching the bus or train or walking.
Most importantly, you must be willing to fully engage yourself in the experience. Remember, this is an opportunity that will add value to you and your CV - so take every opportunity you can!